SIX clubs to battle for 'giant' defender

We take a look around the papers for the latest gossip from Chelsea, Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Bristol City, Derby County, Leeds United, West Brom and Nottingham Forest.

Giant Hibernian defender Rob Jones is being tracked by a host of English clubs including Bristol City, Derby, Leeds, Swansea, West Brom and Nottingham Forest - with Forest lining up a 1m bid. ( Bristol Evening Post)

Arsenal are preparing a 15m move for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland.

(The Sun)

Chelsea will bid 22m in the summer for Inter Milan's Brazilian defender Douglas Maicon, a player wanted by the club's probable new manager Carlo Ancelotti.

( Daily Star)

Tottenham and Liverpool are battling it out for the chance to buy Portsmouth and England right-back Glen Johnson.

(The Sun)

But the Gunners are set to cash in on striker Emmanuel Adebayor with the Togo international unhappy with fans' criticism of his performances. Chelsea, Inter Milan and AC Milan are possible buyers. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa and Birmingham are leading the chase for Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia, who is rated at 8m.(The Sun)

West Ham are willing to sell injury-prone striker Dean Ashton over the summer and are hoping that Newcastle or Aston Villa might revive their previous interest.

(Daily Mirror)

Birmingham are looking to land Derby pair Kris Commons and Giles Barnes as Alex McLeish prepares for the Blues' return to the top flight.

( Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa defender Zat Knight could cross the city to join up with McLeish's newly-promoted side.

( The Guardian)

Newcastle defender Sebastien Bassong has warned the Magpies that he will seek a transfer should the club drop into the Championship. (The Times)